RENEWAL is designed to offer hope and comfort to people suffering from mental health disorders or addiction disorders, and support to the people who love them. Our approach is based on respect for the dignity of the people we serve and the belief that through a faith-based program, life-changing results are possible.

RENEWAL: Christian Treatment and Recovery is an optional treatment supplement available through Brookhaven Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At Brookhaven, we understand that when you are suffering from an eating disorder, a personality disorder, a behavioral health disorder or chemical dependency, life can seem utterly hopeless. It can cause Christians to feel abandoned and distant from God. However, by strengthening your spirituality, in conjunction with our professional medical services, you can experience results that you never thought were possible.

RENEWAL is based on the belief in:

God who created us and loves us (Genesis 1:26)
Jesus Christ who redeems us (Isaiah 53:5)
The Holy Spirit who guides us (Acts 1:8)

When you participate in RENEWAL, you’re part of something much bigger than yourself. Brookhaven clients receive expert care from our team of mental professionals. Treatment is solution-focused and success-oriented. Our goal is to minimize symptoms, help individuals address life problems and live fulfilling lives. Sometimes healing requires a helping hand. We’re here to provide the guidance and support you need to recover.

Christian Care
The RENEWAL program at Brookhaven Hospital incorporates your faith into the recovery process in order to address your physical, mental and spiritual needs

Christian Drug Rehab
Our program provides a nurturing atmosphere that allows you to sober up and strengthen your bond with God.

Christian Bulimia Treatment
Individuals with bulimia alternate between compulsive binge eating and purging. Without treatment bulimia can be deadly. Brookhaven’s RENEWAL program can offer medical, psychological and faith-based eating disorder treatments.

PTSD Treatment
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs after a traumatic event. Without getting proper help it can be debilitating. Strengthening your faith can help you confront the past and form a brighter future.

Christian Healing
When you are part of the RENEWAL program, you are part of something bigger than yourself. You are part of a support system based on professional medical care as well as spiritual guidance.

Compulsive Overeating
When you suffer from compulsive overeating disorder, your meals and your life can seem out of control. Take a faith-based approach to your eating disorder treatment at RENEWAL.

Anorexia Treatment
Anorexia is characterized by the restriction of food intake and the refusal to maintain a healthy body weight. Without getting help, anorexia can be life-threatening.

Bipolar Disorder Treatment
Everyone experiences ups and downs, but when you’re suffering from bipolar disorder life can seem out of control. Brookhaven’s RENEWAL program incorporates your spirituality into an advanced behavioral health program.

OCD Treatment
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can fill your life with uncontrollable thoughts (obsessions) and rituals (compulsions) and stand in the way of relationships and your career.

Nearly 5% of adult Americans use opioid painkillers

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Researchers have found that nearly 5% of adult Americans use opioid painkillers. Judith Parsells Kelly, of Boston University, and colleagues, based their estimate on a prevalence of 2% and 4.9% among participants from a national telephone survey. The study, which was published in the August 31st issue of Pain, reinforces the need “…to strike a rational balance between opioid misuse and effective control of chronic pain,” researchers said. The following is an excerpt of an article from Medpage Today that reviews the study:

The three prior national studies that have been done found a 3% to 3.5% prevalence of opioid use spanning time periods from 1988 to 2001, which Kelly’s group called comparable to their results given the differences in methods.

The current study was a random-digit-dial telephone survey that included 19,150 adults in households with a landline telephone. Participants were interviewed from February 1998 through September 2006 and were representative of the non-institutionalized U.S. population.

When asked to gather their medication bottles, 926 respondents reported using opioids during the prior week, for an overall adjusted prevalence of 4.9%.

Among the opioid users, 406 were considered regular users — at least five days a week for at least four weeks (adjusted prevalence 2%). This group grew over time during the study.

Another 104 respondents used the drugs on five or more days a week, but over a period of less than four weeks.

Most regular users took only one opioid but often for a duration of more than two years (47%).

Oral formulations dominated the opioids used — most commonly hydrocodone plus acetaminophen (Vicodin, Norco, Zydone, Panacet, Lortab, Lorcet, Co-gesic, Anexsia), tramadol (Ultram), propoxyphene plus acetaminophen (Darvocet), and hydrocodone.

As expected, pain was the number one reason reported for taking an opioid, most commonly back pain (20%), pain specific to headache or another cause (26%), and arthritis (13%).

Click here to view the entire article from Medpage Today

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